I Love Watching Old Black and White Films

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    KitKat292 KitKat292
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2014


    My love for old movies (especially those before the sixties) stems from a love of all things old-fashioned, and an appreciation for a time long gone. When I was little, I would watch old classic films with my grandmother- our favorites were 'The Barefoot Contessa', 'Philadelphia...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2009

    There's something about black

    and white movies that don't have no sound just subtitle that triggers my brain into loving it. The couple of weeks ago I was watching a black and white typical 50 mafia movie. I don't really remember the title. The whole plot was oblivious the minute a man walked into an...
    KINGSmark KINGSmark
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2014

    A great Abraham Lincoln double feature: Young

    Mr. Lincoln, Henry Fonda, 1939. Abe Lincoln In Illinois, Raymond Massey, 1940.
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    Nov 1, 2014

    Thank-you to my recent friends

    who watched some b/w films I suggested to them. It is very rewarding for me to point people in the direction of a good film on TCM or just a good 1930-1960 movie/DVD in general. To those people who refuse to give these movies a chance, my sincerest sympathies to you all, you...
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    Dec 19, 2014

    The Ghost And Mrs. Muir,

    1947 with Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. This is a great love story, Tierney and Harrison play well off of one another. Yes you can fall in love with a ghost :) Gene Tierney is a beautiful actress, want to see her play the exact opposite character she plays here, try Tierney in...
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    1 Response Sep 10, 2014
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    Quick hits on two black

    and white mediocre movies: That's My Man 1947 with Don Ameche. A poor man's dream comes true with a fairytale racehorse. Very predictable ending but still alotta fun. Also the original "it girl" Clara Bow in the silent feature movie IT. Shopgirl chases wealthy department store...
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    Nov 9, 2014

    The preferred choice

    for Halloween, Cary Grant in the hilarious comedy Arsenic And Old Lace from 1944 costarring Priscilla Lane and Josephine Hull.
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    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    1944, Since You Went Away with a stellar

    ensemble cast. This WW2 on the home front drama is gripping, powerful and emotional with also few laughs mixed in. It focuses on a family dealing with the trials and tribulations of war from the home perspective. Anne Hilton and her two daughter's go about their everyday lives...
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    Dec 16, 2014

    When I was in Media, are teacher was very into

    Hitchcock and his films. And heck, I guess I really like them now! XD I think my favorite is Strangers on a train, yet I haven't seen all of his work, it's the weekend tomorrow so I guess I have a Hitchcock marathon and watch them all XD
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    Mar 11, 2016

    Old Movies

    I think that they are great.Some of them are very romantic and it shows me the things in the past and It helps me understand where my parents come from sometimes.
    kime kime
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2008

    The Man Who Came To Dinner,

    1942 starring Monty Woolley, Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan. This movie was on TCM yesterday and will replay on Christmas Eve at 8pm. During the Christmas season, Sheridan Whiteside (Monty Woolley), a famously obnoxious writer and radio host slips and falls. Whiteside then slowly...
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    Dec 8, 2014

    Currently relaxing in bed watching Hush.

    ..Hush, Sweet Charlotte. Who doesn't love Bette Davis?
    Bluebell83 Bluebell83
    31-35, F
    Aug 2, 2015

    Calling Dr. Gillespie,

    1942 with Lionel Barrymore as your resident hospital doctor. Mediocre film from a series of Dr. Gillespie flicks. But there are always some good laughs when character actor, Nat Pendleton is involved. Very entertaining movie series overall. Of course the precursor to this...
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    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    I miss when amc showed black

    and white film commercial free. I know that tcm does (or did). Now I watch them on netflix. I feel it's important to share them with the younger generations. My 9 year old has known for a couple years who Vincent Price is. lol
    SandyDandy1968 SandyDandy1968
    46-50, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    The 1956 b/w film, the original movie,

    Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers with Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. A great film, a chilling story that in some way reflects America in the year 2015 in quite an eerie way. If you can't see the message of this film and the parallel to the times we are living in, you are indeed...
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    Apr 21, 2015

    Young Tom Edison, 1940 with Mickey Rooney.

    I am sure Hollywood fudged a bunch on this movie. However from this movie we may all rest assure that Edison was quite an inquisitive kid. This film would make a great double feature with Spencer Tracy's Edison The Man.
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    Nov 8, 2014

    This past week I enjoyed Errol Flynn

    and Barbra Stanwyck in the movie, Cry Wolf from 1947. The movie centers around a woman coming to an estate to claim her dead husband's inheritance. But wait, is he really dead? A nice film with Stanwyck in an unusual role, climbing along side roof gutters, taking a ride in a...
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    Apr 25, 2015

    My alphabet soup movie list: A- Angels With

    Dirty Faces, Arsenic And Old Lace, All My Sons B- The Bishop’s Wife, The Bells Of St. Marys, Boys Town C- Cape Fear (Peck/Mitchum), City For Conquest, The Cincinnati Kid D- Double Indemnity, The Desperate Hours, Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet E- Edison The Man, The Enchanted...
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    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    Yes. Some! B&W British movies always give me

    mixed feelings. Just basically because if they are PRE war the charecters are so rooted in the class system! You can tell who is what class. And that often makes uncomfortable viewing. I suppose it wasn't until the war that working class people were viewed differently.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Apr 26, 2015

    Suddenly, 1954 starring Frank Sinatra

    and Sterling Hayden. A fictional story about the prevention of an attempted presidential assassination. Sinatra stars as the crazed bad guy who takes over a home nearby the train station the president is supposedly going to be at on the five o'clock train. Hayden stars as the...
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    Sep 19, 2014
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